I'll give the mathematicians among you a hint: the answer is < 1.
That's right - our home is a veritable Bermuda Triangle for scissors (and mates for socks, but that's another story). No matter what I do or where I look, there are never any children's scissors available when we need them. Often, my scissors go missing also (because I haven't wised up enough yet to hide them from the kleptomaniacs I am raising).
So today I was in Target. Shocking, I know. And school supplies are on sale, because, hey, it's not even August but let's torture the children a bit, just for fun. Anyway, I went a little crazy:
|Still life with flowers and doomed scissors|
10 pairs. (It only cost me 5 dollars.) The question is, how long will they last?
Each one of these pairs of scissors will be marked with a number. Each week, I will conduct an inventory. How long will it take for all 6 pairs to disappear? Feel free to place your bets in the comments. I'll think of a prize for the winner, but you can be pretty sure it won't be a pair of scissors. Because I won't be able to find any...